Daily Lesson24 бер 2023 р.(Morning)

Part 1 Lesson on the topic of "Pesach (Passover)"

Lesson on the topic of "Pesach (Passover)"

24 бер 2023 р.
To all the lessons of the collection: Pesach (Passover)

Morning Lesson March 24, 2023 

Transcription is made from simultaneous translation which leaves a possibility for differences in the audio

Part 1:
Passover - Selected Excerpts from the Sources. (For Lack of Spirit and for Hard Work. #104)

Reading 104.

1. Rav’s Introduction: (01:23) Meaning that we have such a state in recognition of the exile that we are under the governance of our will to receive our ego that does not allow us to think of others, the friends, the connection, the Creator and so we feel this heaviness this difficult work of escaping all kinds of thoughts and actions that tie us to our will to receive and therefore even though and as much as the want to come out of the rule of the will to receive and not to think of ourselves we keep coming back to thinking about ourselves and we do not know how to get rid that. That’s the difficult work; and the other way around the will to receive is asking us, what is this work for you? If you do not want to think of yourself then what are you thinking about, being free of self concern then who will you be concerned about? Who will you sell yourself to as a servant? So this period is really called the exile and these questions do not go away so quickly. It is a long time passes until a person recognizes how he needs to work with these questions, how to rise above them, how to hit it in their teeth, so to speak, toward all these thoughts that awaken in him until he cries and finally the Creator hears his cry and pulls him out of these self-concerns. I see that these things already are not so concerning to the friends as there are no questions.

2. S. (04:16) The bitterness is that he can’t when he’s working for himself or is it that bestowal also bitter for him? Is bestowal also bitter in such a state?

R. Of course. If he always has thoughts that the Creator sends him about himself then thoughts of bestowal are far away from the person.

S. Where is this difficulty felt where he is not capable of working for his own benefit or from  the fact that bestowal itself is bitter to him?

R. It is both this and that together because I cannot think of the others even though I know I should because otherwise I will not feel that I am in exile in some special state because I measure each state towards the opposite state, so if I know that there has to be thought about society, about the group, about building the environment, the friends, to where I rise to the next degree the moment I am included in that society and thus I rise through the degrees of bestowal and help the friends more and more.

This should be my work but while I know that along with that I care about myself and once again I fall into thoughts and concerns of myself, my personal spirituality, when will I have, what about me, how is the Creator be towards me, and in such a way I see that I am not getting out of it, can’t get out of it until opportunities come, states where I can connect with the friends in the same thoughts and tendencies and desires, to the point that we all together force the Creator to help us to take us out of exile out of always thinking about ourselves and that’s how we advance. Difficult work that we want to overcome and come out of self concern and we can’t. 

3. S. (07:34) Is the feeling of exile is that what is building the Masach? Is that one of the first steps before we build a Masach

R. Yes, of course. First of all it’s feeling the exile and cries and requests towards the Creator, the connection between us, our prayer, until we reach a response that the Creator starts sending us more advanced states and time after time, time and again we awaken further and further into the depth and closer to Him and we become as partners both between us and between us and the Creator.

4. S. (08:51) What to do practically when there is no flavor in the work? 

R. Think and discuss what state we are in and what we can achieve if we won’t do anything or if we work in a certain way. There is no taste, of course there is no taste. Because we don’t know and especially in the beginning, those who are in the initial stages of the study and don’t understand, we don't feel, we do not know where we are, who is in contact with them, who are they influencing, who is influencing them. These feelings are still missing, of being in some connection, in some network that they’re with the Creator but gradually it will come. 

5. S. (10:10) Let's say I disconnect for a moment. How can I think about this and say I am looking for this point of love for the friends and I sing again. How to see this work in the ten so we can participate together? 

R. We do not have any other way, any other exit to come out of the ego besides through the connection with the friends. This has to be clear to us all, we can just look at it and explore. In our world there is no system of connection between people, between man and nature besides the connection with the friends, those who study together with you who have the same goal and they can help each other in a mutual way, in reciprocity, this mutuality that they can support each other that is the main thing that can raise us, elevate us to the next degree.

6. S. (12:03) At the beginning of the way it seems to a person that the hard work is the work for the sake of the Creator. How does the person, how do we get to the point where the hard work is to serve my desires, where I end this and have no dead ends? 

R. This becomes gradually clarified and suddenly it appears, suddenly it appears, this is the boundary of the exodus from Egypt. When the person is no longer under the rule of the Pharaoh, the ego but under the rule of the Creator. 

7. S.(13:00) If we stop connecting our impressions to the Pharaoh everything we feel inside does that become building material? If we receive impressions from outside that we do not connect to the Creator, with the main goal then we stop connecting those to the external circumstances but the impressions remain inside? How to differentiate between the impressions we get from the outside? 

R. I do not understand your approach at all. It is very strange. Do not divide yourself to this and that, just work: less questions and more responses to them, then everything will succeed. 

S. Okay, I will ask once a week.

R. I think you are building some theories and plans and trying to combine them all together. In the meantime, I do not recommend you do this; it keeps you in the same place. 

8. S. (14:26) What is the practical word to diminish the concern for myself? Is it praying artificially for the friends, is that a possibility? 

R. Yes, it is also possible to replace the concern for self, with the concern for the friends is what we have to do but it is not that you replace this with that. You are including yourself inside the friends, therefore, this is how you continue. It is an expansion of your concern to the world. 

Reading 105. (15:13) Hard work was that the people of Israel wanted to emerge from…

9. S. (18:00) What does concern for the world look like? How do we display this? How does a sage display it?

R. The concern for the world is that I want to care for the friends, to make one body with them and that this body will turn to the Creator and ask for corrections, to be closer to the Creator, to be more and more in order to give between us and then this force of being in order to give will also spread through the world, that we can truly create like a tabernacle of peace around and across the world and then we will move towards the general end of corrections. 

10. S. (19:38) At the time of action, it disappears and you are proud and you do not pay attention to that, so do we have to prepare before the action. 

R. The intention should proceed the action. First, the intention that we prepare ourselves and then return to the Creator with our connection, with our intentions and we ask him to correct us, to correct the connection between us in such a way that the force of the Creator through us can pass on to the whole of mankind and correct it or at least to the group and to the global organization of Bnei Baruch. 

11. S. (20:50) Anybody who is working for its own benefit and if he says that those who work for their own benefit are successful, how and what can we request? 

R. To demand to be like them, to cling to them, that they succeed and with them to be a proper unit that can give goodness and peace to the world. 

S. What's to do if I see that those who are working for their own benefit are successful? 

R. It says that, ‘they have eyes and see not’. Meaning I am still immersed in the desire to receive in order to receive. That is why I see the opposite, that those who work for their own gain benefit and that attracts me to be like them. This is the true shell. 

12. S. (22:10) To escape the control of the Egyptians we have to proceed the intention to the action but the problem is that we forget about it, so is there a way in which we can make it that we do not forget the intention or do we need to have it leading to the prayer in the ten.

R. Deep prayer in the 10 is the most effective thing, so do not forget that. 

13. S. (22:49) It sounded like the focus was on the love of friends to reach the level of love of the Creator and adhesion with Him with the picture of the Cannon and the site. Now it feels that in the love of friends we will find the love of the Creator. It is the same thing, but only together is this so?

R. Yes. 

14. S. (23:39) Who are the people of Israel? Only the people of Israel exit Egypt? 

R. Who else could escape Egypt? Israel means every person in the world who wants to rise above his own ego, to come out of the selfish inherit nature into the quality of giving and love and connection with others. To begin, the people of Israel do not exist. It is called the 70 nations of the world in Babylon and after that from all of those 70 nations of the world in Babylon such a group appears and they're the guidance of Abraham who wanted to take them out of that state and then this group appears, but it is not a nation it is just a group.

S. That quality, Israel, disappears once and then it comes back again in the person, sometimes the person is craving for the Creator sometimes not. What happens in the person that comes out of Egypt? 

R. This quality of rising above the ego appears in the person in a powerful and consistent way and then it means that he is emerging out of all kinds of selfish thinking and the plans he has and becomes a free man because all he wants is to get closer to the Creator, meaning to the quality of love and giving.

S. It somehow overcomes all my thoughts and desires this quality?  

R. Of course, it becomes the highest thing for you, the most demanded thing of course. It happens gradually. 

15. S. (26:12) How will we be able to ask the Creator to be revealed in a greater connection in the 10. 

R. They just have to ask for it in simple words. But the most important thing is to do this together, that the whole group is asking this way. Or you can even work around a duty. Make a duty let’s say for 2 hours these friends and then for another 2 hours those friends and they are all asking and making sure that they turn to the Creator with that request. 

16. S. (27:04) Like Moses wanted to save the people from slavery in Egypt, how can we help a friend to exit the state of comfort? 

R. Only through the connection between us and through prayer. There is no other weapon to fight against the ego that is holding us and keeping us down. 

17. S. (28:00) In the work in the 10, what is the shortest and most direct way to reach this bitter taste from self work? 

R. Only through connection. Only connection. In the different ways of connection you are going to feel that you are in exile, that you are in a bitter state and sew on, more and more.

18. S. (28:45) What do we need to say to the Pharaoh to release us? 

R. We have to pressure him, all of us together, that he would release us. We have to understand that the Pharaoh is the posterior of the Creator, the opposite side of the Creator. If we pressure him and speak to him then we necessitate him to take us out of slavery to freedom, out of the desire to receive. This is called the exodus from Egypt.

19. S. (29:58) Why is it so difficult to do the work of giving, because we study, we attend the lessons, we understand your explanations, we understand. 

R. It is because our nature is the desire to receive and we are only in that nature and we do not understand there could be something outside of the desire to receive and this is why it is so difficult for us to come out of it and enter into a different nature which we do not know what it is, called the desire to give. 

20. S. (31:00) This question of the wicked, what is this work? Actually it is in every person without any exception, also in the sage that crossed the border. There is the question of the wicked, but here it says that he is happy about the wicked revealed but we really feel how much bitterness there is in the feeling of this wickedness and the differences in it and we still suffer. So what is the advice to truly move to happiness, because we all want to choose happiness?

R. To follow and carry out what is written out in these texts as much as possible and then we will exit and we do it quickly but not that we read something and forget and disregard the advice of the Kabbalist. 

Reading 106. (32:00) When a person should take upon himself to take upon the work of the Creator…

21. R. (32:37) If spiritual work is as important as dust and it is difficult for us to engage in it, then we remain in exile and we feel it somewhat, but not that much that we could run away from it. 

Reading 107. (33:00) When Malchut is in exile under the governance of the klipot…

22. S. (34:18) Does the Pharaoh only live in Egypt or does he go out of Egypt with Israel? 

R. The Pharaoh lives only in Egypt and does not come out of it. 

S. That is the only place of his vitality? 

R. The place that he controls is called Egypt. 

23. S. (34:50) Can we receive the only pleasure we get from the Creator as he does like giving? 

R. In truth the only pleasure that exists in the world is in the force of giving. 

24. S. (35:19) Not always can the person prevail, so what can we do in such a case? 

R. You have to pray. You have to turn more towards the friends and pray even more. There is no other way. 

25. S. (35:54) I heard you say that the work becomes something that is tasteless. What can we do not to fall into this tasteless state? 

R. To always connect between us more and more. 

26. S. (36:26) Where are the nations of the world in this story. Only the Israelis left Egypt or let's say the Turkish or the Germans or the Russians, how can they imagine this for themselves? 

R. We cannot attribute it to ourselves because in each and everyone of us there is the desire to give which we call straight to the Creator, Israel. If the person can increase this and magnify this part in oneself, that means that now he is starting to take care of this quality in himself and then he might turn this quality to the greatest in him and then he can come out of the rest of desires which are called the nations of the world and then he can come to attachment with the Creator, to the revelation of the Creator.

S. It is not about Nations but it is about the state. If I desire giving then I am an Israeli. 

R. Yes, it is about desires which appear and exist in each and everyone with respect to the Wisdom. There are no Nations between us. There is some biological body that contains all kinds of desires to receive and one of them is called straight to the Creator. To begin with, this is aimed at the Creator and it exists more or less in each and every.

S. Why did the Creator start with this desire, why not other desires? Why did he start with this straight to the Creator desire? 

R. No. First of all, the other desires created Adam and Eve. All the desires there were other selfish desires, they were other selfish desires which developed and that happened until such a development came that even the desire to give that was hidden among the selfish desires began to grow and become clear and that this is how it evolved. Now we read as if it was a historical story, but it is actually about the evolution of desires in this biological body called man.

S. That desire to bestow is not able to hold the completeness is that it? 

R. Yes. Because the force that is governing nature is the force of giving, the force of the Creator and if we are drawn to it from each and everyone’s point in the heart, than we can be drawn to giving so then bit-by-bit this force of giving gradually becomes revealed in him and then he begins to recognise the reality that is comprised of two forces, reception and giving and he starts working with both to the point that any force of reception that would control him to begin with, he is now transforming it into the force of giving. 

27. S. (41:02) Is the work in Egypt and the reality of Israel? How can we distinguish, is this distinguished only in the morning lesson when we come to connection to the friends and dissemination? How can we recognise these states and amplify our connection to the Exodus from Egypt 

R. As much as we progress to the exit from Egypt, the world is going to change and we are going to change and reconnect closer between us. We will better and better understand ourselves and this is our path.,I think that soon it will really grow. The pace of development will grow very fast. 

28. S. (42:27) How can I help my friends under this heavy work? 

R. Only through examples. First of all give examples to the others. 

29. S. (42:49) In the text via the reading, I see or grasp something like two kinds of work. One kind of work is that I know what state I want to reach, but I cannot get there and the intention is the work in order to give. I know how it is supposed to be, but I am not capable of doing it. And the second state is when I overcome this thinking, if I understand the article. I did that but then I fell again. Are these two kinds of work?

R. No it is all one work of coming out of the ego. It is all the same. One work of coming out of the ego that we are going above and below but everything exists in this work. 

30. S. (44:13) Is there a difference between the prayer, and we can raise in the ten the prayer we raise during the lesson? 

R. Yes. There is a difference in terms of what we engage accordingly what is our desire? What the desire craves for and what it does do accordingly has the prayer. 

31. S. (44:38) When we progress, does the coarseness of a desire increase or do our desires change?

R. Our coarseness grows. Our desires grow and we have to add more strength and more force. 

32. S. (45:09) Can we see the influence of the force of the Pharaoh over the 10 like a vector, meaning the Pharaoh is showing us the 10, the point of overcoming to be able to exit Egypt, and reach mutual guarantee and is there a prayer for this? 

R. Yes, it is possible to see it. It is possible not for everybody not for all but it is possible to see. 

33. S. (45:50) It is written that in this we need patience in this work? 

R. Because to the extent we have patience, the work does not seem difficult. Please simply continue. 

34. S. (46:25) The question about this quality of a servant or slave of Pharaoh, that this quality after the Exodus from Egypt doesn't help us in getting rid of this quality? 

R. We probably need to continue more and more to get rid of that. 

S. Until this whole generation of slaves dies we do not enter into Israel? What does it mean to put that quality of death inside of me? 

R. To the point where we have no inclination to servitude to the Pharaoh, but only for freedom fully. When we reach that inclination that we don't want any more slavery to the Pharaoh. 

S. Can we put that quality to death inside of me? 

R. Yes, this is what we have to do, that is to be done with those slaves. 

35. S. (48:09) It is written that the shortness of the spirit is causing trouble, but it is clear that if the importance of the goal is because I do not want to spend another minute in overcoming in other minutes in prevailing but to move to the state of being let say with the lesson, not there will be a break and then it will be over and so on like that. It is ok with the prayer, but is there a way that something like an inside desire can simply be. Like the moment when I do not want to be somewhere else, I do not have difficulty for the clock being moved or to just leave it. The most important thing for me is the connection with the friends. I want to learn that in let's say the next 4 years at least so there I am always in overcoming. Give me a truthful room for this. 

R. I do not understand your question. You want to overcome? Very good, overcome what you have now in the connection with the friends, exit the control of the Pharaoh that is still inside of you and run away from it as much as possible. Even if there is the desert before you. Even if you do not see in the connection with the friends anything better than what you have now. The main thing is that you want to run away from Pharaoh. 

Reading 108 (49:56) It is written, and the children of Israel sighed from the work. Which work are we speaking of? It means..

36. R. (51:11) This means that the work to exit the control of the desire to receive is very difficult called the Egyptians and the Pharaoh and to run away from there is even more difficult, but what does happened is that they want to come to that state and inevitably they have no choice but they start crying out that they are not capable and that outcry is what saves them and this is what draws them out of Egypt, because it is the prayer for the Creator.

37. S. (51:54) What can make this hard work into light, beautiful work? Is it possible to invert it?

R. This period is a difficult one but you can make it easier and lighter by overcoming it with connection. To the extent that we are more connected, then it becomes easier to go through this period of slavery. 

38. S. (52:41) We have heard that you said that we have to carry out what is written in the texts, not to forget about it and disregard it and emerge quickly. What does it mean to carry out what is written? 

R. To connect between us more and more despite the intensifying disturbances. As these intensifying disturbances only come in order to help us elevate even more above them in the connection and this is how we eventually come to the exit from Egypt and this is really close. 

S. But each text says different things. What does it mean to realize what is written in the sources? Do we have to look for something specific?

R. We simply need to know that this overcoming despite the disturbances is what saves us out of Egypt, that's it.

39. S. (54:04) In the work I have to care about my intention and my attitude to the friends, so how can I do this work in self-correction if I only care about the friends and not myself?

R. That is specifically the work, to care only about the friends. And if I care about myself, I care about the selfish ego. If I care about the friends, I care about giving. That is how we need to operate. 

Reading #104 (01:00:25) “Hard work means..”

Reading number #105 (01:01:27) “Hard work was that the people..”

Reading number #106 (01:02:24) “When a person should take upon himself..”

Reading number #107 (01:03:00) “When Malchut is in exile..”

Reading number #108 (01:04:15) “ It is written, and the children of Israel..”

40. S. (01:05:40) [What do the sons of Israel say? In our work, how do we come to this state? What do we experience in it? [translation from Russian]
R. There are several desires in us altogether too; ego is taken altruistic, between these two desires we are and we need to decide what desire will rule over us, that in essence is our task. Choose the egoistic desire and we will continue to exist in the ego, choose the desire for bestowal, then we will rise to him and start to exist in him in bestowal, those are the two options we have there is nothing else; it's this or that.

S. In every given moment I determine whether to be the people of Israel or all the other desires?
R. Yes.

S. What does it mean that the children of Israel sighed from the work?
R. All those things can be confusing, Egypt and Israel, call it in a more normal way, the desire to receive, the desire to bestow and we connect it etc..

S. The desire to bestow in me: What does it mean that this, it says that they sighed from the work but there's no quality, no more power to work?
R. Of course we don't have a desire to bestow, naturally we're in the desire to receive, that's how the Creator created us.

41. S. (01:07:55) It writes in all the items and all the verses that the work in overcoming the evil inclination is hard work. It says that we have to overcome difficulties and the children of Israel sighed from the work and so on. Yet we shouldn't force ourselves to sigh, it's the Creator giving us the state where we cannot achieve it on our own or do we ourselves have to bring ourselves to that state that we are powerless?
R. You can't bring yourself to any other state, you can only appreciate the extent in which the Creator is helping you choose the more corrected path, as He is pressing you from your ego and your feeling Him in all kinds of sufferings and no success, and it's showing you that actually it would be good to live in bestowal, in connection with the others, but you don't have this nature so what can you do? This is what comes out of this, that if the Creator will want, you will enter bestowal and exit the ego and if the Creator wants you will also be able to, meaning you just need to have a connection with the Creator and the correct request to Him.

S. I already wanted to ask another question. You said if my friends are not into spirituality then I am not sufficiently asking for them or asking for them correctly, so it turns out that this is what I need to ask and beg to the Creator that he will allow and give my friends this feeling?
R. Yes yes, the request for them is the main work that we have, it is written, ‘one who prays for his friend merits first.’ That is how it is said, that if I ask from the Creator, for Him to give to the friends some qualities, raise him and lower him, then actually by this, I awaken in the Creator an attitude in comparison to that. I'm not doing this so the Creator will help me but rather so He will truly help the friend, in such a way we gradually slowly, slowly rise to the degree of bestowal and love.

42. S. (01:11:23) If I don't care about the questions of the Egyptians and I don't dwell in them , where will I get the deficiency?
R. I don't know, I don't know. I don't think that you can get a deficiency unless it is from the connection with the friends.

43. S. (01:12:05) If our mind serves our desires, then our mind has to change from egoistic mind to altruistic mind and that's the only way we can change the realization of our desires to realize the friends' desires. Does that have to do with the mind and the intellect?
R. I didn't quite understand you, where's your microphone?

S. Our desires, our reason serve our desire: How does the reason in the mind change during our work?
R. According to understanding what the Creator demands of us.

44. S. (01:13:10) Can we get confused between two desires and how to know you are within one?
R. It depends what the desires are aimed to, love and bestowal to the friends or for me.

45. S. (01:13:42) The ten can run into a state of lack of spirit. What can we do to overcome that?
R. One will help his friend. We need to try and perform such actions between us that they will raise our spirit, it all depends on us.

46. S. (01:14:24) It's always hard the spiritual work and if it's not hard should we ask ourselves if the way is right and be concerned?
R. Yes, our attitude towards the path makes the path either hard or easy, if I relate to the path correctly then it's not that hard.

47. S. (01:15:17) You said we need to pressure Pharaoh so we can exit Egypt. Is that the correct beginning of the left line?
R. We're not yet talking about left or right, we just want to ask from the Creator and the Pharaoh to free us from Egypt, for the time being in a general way.

48. S. (01:16:16) From the sources it says that it talks about the revelation of the ego and all kinds of different ways, that it's hard work, bricks, matter, Pharaoh. Are these all kinds of lights, all different states and how can we feel the difference?
R. When you feel it, you'll feel it and you'll understand.

49. S. (01:17:00) Can you say that the concern and yearning of the friends to overcome the lack of energy and not to escape the work, that fear that the connection would not break and to construct the vessel, is that the construction of the correct intention towards the help of the Creator?
R. Yes.

50. S. (01:17:45) When the group gives strength to a person in the work, how is it possible to help each other make the next step at least to yearn for it in order to work with no connection to the reasons that awaken me to the work, so there will be yearning for pure bestowal without this revealed reception. There's the work in reception but there's also this desire to give each other the yearning for the next stage?
R. It's only with the friends, whatever you want to receive is only through the friends. It's not that it exists in the friends but rather it exists in the Creator and He passes it to anyone who can make the connection between friends.

S. About patience, is that necessary in our work? Does it cause me to work the work of Pharaoh?
R. You're always looking for some tricks. I don't recommend this for you, do things straight forward ; for the straight way is the shortest way.

51. S. (01:19:19) In relation to the text 104 that we read at the start of the lesson: How is it possible to overcome in the ten in order not to fall into the work of Pharaoh?
R. What's the question?

S. In other words how do we not fall into the work of Pharaoh?
R. Hold on to the friends, it's that simple.

S. What's the meaning of Malchut in the dust is the same as the Shechina in the dust?
R. Yes, that’s the same. In short I have to hold on to the society and cry out to the Creator. That's what I need, that's the main thing of my action.

52. S. (01:20:57) There is a state where from I, we move to we. Through that in which we discover our personal deficiency and we raise that prayer with that deficiency to all the friends, is that the correct form of work?
R. In general, yes.

53. S. (01:21:43) In relation to the hard work that we need to do because Pharaoh influences our mind and influences our emotion it's not so easy. Together with that we need to exit Malchut, we need to exit the Shechina in the dust and the advice you give us, you always discuss the greatness of the Creator and the greatness of the friend and we if we implement that more, even though it’s hard but my question is different. Baal HaSulam wrote that among humanity, about 10% of humanity have altruistic intentions and they are ready to promote love and giving and optimism. Why is it so hard to take an example from these friends and take this and make more pleasant work out of what we're doing? Certainly we need to go through suffering and all this burdening that we go through but why can't we use such things in order to strengthen our positive inclinations within the vessel and progress in such a way more pleasantly?
R. There are no natural tendencies for bestowal in the vessel. Rather, we need only through yearning for connection with the friends to develop in us some desire upon which we invite the light that reforms and then it bestows upon us and it elevates us to the degree of bestowal and that's how it works.

S. All we need to do is ask for the quality of faith toward the friend and overcoming and speak only about the greatness of the Creator?
R. Yes.

54. S. (01:24:00) I heard before that if I relate to the path correctly then it's not hard. What is the correct attitude to the path?
R. Connection between the friends, drawing connection between the friends.